Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Krause Publications; 1 edition (June 2, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Well, lately it seems like every fabric designer has a sewing book, and now Joel Dewberry joins the lot. I gotta be honest about the patterns in this book ... you have seen them all before. This is a pretty typical lot of patterns: cards, chair cushion, apron, teddy bear, sachet, napkins, yoga mat bag, fabric roses, memo board cover with fabric pockets, throw, duvet cover, fabric as art, pajama pants, etc. Just about every sewing book I own has the same list of patterns. But what the other books don't have, but this one does, is Joel Dewberry's design aesthetic. If you love his fabric, then you will probably love this book, because his approach to patterns is the same as for his fabric -- a blend of modern and vintage. For example, how many times have you seen some type of a fabric pocket organizer? Many I am sure ... but you have probably never seen one with such clean lines, and beautiful butterfly applique on it, and that is what makes this book a worthy buy. Yes, you have seen these patterns before ... and a lot of the techniques (such as glass etching ... just look at Martha Stewart Crafts Encyclopedia), but if you love Joel Dewberry's designs, such as his butterflies, and sparrows, then I am sure you will love having templates to use to create applique of those same designs.Some pros:* There are some full size pattern pieces, and an envelope to hold them* Templates for sparrows, butterflies, some other designs inspired by his fabric* His patterns show ways to mix and match his fabrics* great photos* Love the bird sachets* THE BIGGEST PRO: Within the copyright info, it says that the purchaser may sell items made out of the book at craft fairs, bazaars, etc ... in my opinion all craft books should allow you to do so.
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